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2013-07-08 08:13:52 AM
Disgusting.  Inexcusable.  I mean, hold your phone sideways, people!
 
2013-07-08 08:17:34 AM
I'm disgusted that Golden Corral is considered a restaurant.
 
2013-07-08 08:28:11 AM
As a former FSO, let me just say...

*teeth-grinding noise*
 
2013-07-08 08:33:09 AM
Who would have thought that a restaurant serving bottomless troughs of food for $10 would be cutting corners on things like this
 
2013-07-08 08:33:23 AM
Golden Trough
 
2013-07-08 08:33:34 AM
Glad I don't eat there. Why would you do that during a inspection? If it's properly stored, the cooked food stored on separate  shelves from the from the raw foods, why hide it? Something not adding up.
 
2013-07-08 08:35:57 AM
This is an isolate incident of a disgruntled staffer who, obviously without authorization, moved food product into the dumpster area.  Naturally this food was not served, the equipment was properly sanitized and the team member is not longer employed. Golden Corral is cooperating with authorities in the investigation of this matter.  Food safety and the safety of guests is the number on priority at Golden Corral.

//would say this video would cause me to stay away from Golden Corral, but I did that through common sense already.
 
2013-07-08 08:49:39 AM

Sagus: Glad I don't eat there. Why would you do that during a inspection? If it's properly stored, the cooked food stored on separate  shelves from the from the raw foods, why hide it? Something not adding up.


Maybe they had too much food prepped to allow them to properly store it and decided to hide it from the inspector rather than take the hit.
 
2013-07-08 08:53:20 AM
The question is was that food actually brought back inside and served?

It probably was since, you know, they didn't just throw it away but...

I knew a guy that worked at the local GC. His words often were 'There's nothing wrong with the food, I'd eat it, but they don't seem to think labor laws apply to them'
 
2013-07-08 09:06:40 AM

randomjsa: The question is was that food actually brought back inside and served?

It probably was since, you know, they didn't just throw it away but...

I knew a guy that worked at the local GC. His words often were 'There's nothing wrong with the food, I'd eat it, but they don't seem to think labor laws apply to them'


He has a follow-up video where he is wheeling it back in to be stored again.
 
2013-07-08 09:10:39 AM
He also has some videos of complaints he sent via e-mail, if you're bored enough to read them:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NATBje5u_Hs
 
2013-07-08 09:11:10 AM
Don't eat at Golden Slop Trough.
Won't consider going there now, either.
 
2013-07-08 09:12:38 AM
Ate there once about 8 years ago, and I'm still having diarrhea.
 
2013-07-08 09:47:07 AM
My co workers and I refer to this place as the "Roach & Bolt" as one time I found a bolt in my taco meat there, for some reason I returned and the first time I did I found a roach in my turnip greens. Never again....
 
2013-07-08 09:50:53 AM
That's one of the local Golden Corrals for me, had a friend that works as a manager at another restaurant in the area (not GC) freak out over this, but I think he's overreacting... So far I don't know what the truth is, for all we know that employee might of wheeled the shiat out to try to set things up.

Personally though, I'm surprised as much attention this video is getting that GC hasn't said anything publicly about it yet (that I've seen)... nothing on their FB or Twitter accounts, yet tons of people are reposting the video as comments on their FB page...
 
2013-07-08 09:53:50 AM
Okay. The food is by the dumpster. What does it mean? He could have said.
 
2013-07-08 09:58:32 AM

KellyX: That's one of the local Golden Corrals for me, had a friend that works as a manager at another restaurant in the area (not GC) freak out over this, but I think he's overreacting... So far I don't know what the truth is, for all we know that employee might of wheeled the shiat out to try to set things up.

Personally though, I'm surprised as much attention this video is getting that GC hasn't said anything publicly about it yet (that I've seen)... nothing on their FB or Twitter accounts, yet tons of people are reposting the video as comments on their FB page...


That's because their PR department and Executive team are all in a conference room right now trying to figure out how to mitigate the currently brewing shiatstorm.
 
2013-07-08 10:04:21 AM

Endive Wombat: KellyX: That's one of the local Golden Corrals for me, had a friend that works as a manager at another restaurant in the area (not GC) freak out over this, but I think he's overreacting... So far I don't know what the truth is, for all we know that employee might of wheeled the shiat out to try to set things up.

Personally though, I'm surprised as much attention this video is getting that GC hasn't said anything publicly about it yet (that I've seen)... nothing on their FB or Twitter accounts, yet tons of people are reposting the video as comments on their FB page...

That's because their PR department and Executive team are all in a conference room right now trying to figure out how to mitigate the currently brewing shiatstorm.


Well, they better do something soon, right now one side is controlling the narrative and it's going viral.
 
2013-07-08 10:08:34 AM
I'm expecting the reaction to be:

1. Rogue manager, fired, all is well now
2. Kid was setting it up, not following procedure, disgruntled, etc.

For my amusement, I'm hoping they go with 2, then the kid trots out four co-workers to back him up.
 
2013-07-08 10:18:49 AM

Earguy: I'm expecting the reaction to be:

1. Rogue manager, fired, all is well now
2. Kid was setting it up, not following procedure, disgruntled, etc.

For my amusement, I'm hoping they go with 2, then the kid trots out four co-workers to back him up.


I am expecting this dude to get fired for "using his phone while on the clock, and divulging proprietary company secrets" or some other nonsense.
 
2013-07-08 10:27:29 AM
ugh.. that's gross
 
2013-07-08 10:32:37 AM
Golden Corral made this comment on TheInquisitor article: "Golden Corral Video Shows Food Stored Next To Dumpster To Avoid Health Inspection" (via) Gawker:

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This statement seems rather self-contradictory.
1) Why was the manager fired if nothing wrong was done?
2) If the food was being disposed of why wasn't it immediately dumped into the dumpsters rather than being left in a form that could be brought back into the restaurant?
 
2013-07-08 10:37:21 AM

Endive Wombat: That's because their PR department and Executive team are all in a conference room right now trying to figure out how to mitigate the currently brewing shiatstorm


Wow.  I would have never expected the exec to actually eat at one of their own restaurants.
 
2013-07-08 10:41:35 AM

HairBolus: Golden Corral made this comment on TheInquisitor article: "Golden Corral Video Shows Food Stored Next To Dumpster To Avoid Health Inspection" (via) Gawker:



This statement seems rather self-contradictory.
1) Why was the manager fired if nothing wrong was done?
2) If the food was being disposed of why wasn't it immediately dumped into the dumpsters rather than being left in a form that could be brought back into the restaurant?


HACCP protocol for kitchens suggests that food being thrown away should be bagged before being thrown away to prevent insect and rodent infestations.

Typically food to be thrown away is bagged BEFORE it's taken to the dumpster. In addition, quick racks which hold food shouldn't be used to take food to the dumpster, as it presents a significant risk of contamination if food is put on the cart again later.

While I can't say for certain that the food wasn't bagged and thrown away later, the manner in which the food is being stored before being thrown away is highly suspect.
 
2013-07-08 10:44:30 AM

Endive Wombat: Earguy: I'm expecting the reaction to be:

1. Rogue manager, fired, all is well now
2. Kid was setting it up, not following procedure, disgruntled, etc.

For my amusement, I'm hoping they go with 2, then the kid trots out four co-workers to back him up.

I am expecting this dude to get fired for "using his phone while on the clock, and divulging proprietary company secrets" or some other nonsense.


Insubordination. short, sweet, all encompassing
 
2013-07-08 10:46:41 AM
So the statement does not address the assertion that the food was carted out there because the inspectors were there. And they try to sway public opinion by saying that the kid was trying to sell the video (again not addressing its accuracy).
 
2013-07-08 10:50:14 AM
You know, I wish the kid had whispered to the inspectors to check out back.

And if he did assist with its disposal, was it *because* he complained?
 
2013-07-08 11:03:12 AM

HairBolus: 1) Why was the manager fired if nothing wrong was done?


Where in that post did Golden Corral say that nothing wrong was done?
 
2013-07-08 11:07:49 AM
Never been so desperate for food as to eat at a Golden Corral, but the lot's always packed when I drive past our local one.  I always imagine there's a sign on the doors: "YOU MUST BE THIS WIDE TO ENTER."
 
2013-07-08 11:09:05 AM
The ribs look better than I expected. Based on my last visit to GC about 10 years ago, I assumed they stored food in Rosie O'Donnell's buttcheeks. GC made the Shoney's buffet taste like entrees from The Sorbonne. I was in the GC feeding line, and this enormous lady was in front of me. They brought out a pizza, and the lady took the whole thing. Even the tray it came on, she picked up the entire thing. I looked at her face, and she had the same look as someone who took a baseball away from a little kid in the bleachers. With that kind of clientele, some ribs near the dumpster will be a bonus. They could use that video as a tv commercial.
 
2013-07-08 11:17:09 AM
Those baby back rigs will be fine. You have to cook the shat out of them.
 
2013-07-08 11:20:27 AM
Meh...it could true or could be a set up. I worked for a joint once who did a similar thing. Our cooler door was broken and used to hang open. If it wasn't blocked shut it would start to warm up. Anyway it was let open all morning right before we got inspected. When the inspector came in and measured temps anything that was over was supposed to be thrown away. We pulled it all and set it aside. As soon as the inspector left the boss told us to put it back and continue to use it. We did get the cooler door fixed eventually...

I also worked at a place where we got advance notice before we were going to be inspected. We usually spent the day or two before cleaning and making sure everything was properly stored and labeled. Not like we were dirty and didn't use proper food handling but they still wanted to make sure. I always wondered how much that notice cost...
 
2013-07-08 11:20:56 AM

impaler: Those baby back rigs will be fine. You have to cook the shat out of them.


You first.
 
2013-07-08 11:30:53 AM

impaler: Those baby back rigs will be fine. You have to cook the shat out of them.


Unless they have bacillus cereus - a common bacteria in meat. It puts off a toxin as it multiplies. A toxin that can't be cooked off.
 
2013-07-08 11:37:36 AM

twoody: HairBolus: Golden Corral made this comment on TheInquisitor article: "Golden Corral Video Shows Food Stored Next To Dumpster To Avoid Health Inspection" (via) Gawker:

This statement seems rather self-contradictory.
1) Why was the manager fired if nothing wrong was done?
2) If the food was being disposed of why wasn't it immediately dumped into the dumpsters rather than being left in a form that could be brought back into the restaurant?

HACCP protocol for kitchens suggests that food being thrown away should be bagged before being thrown away to prevent insect and rodent infestations.

Typically food to be thrown away is bagged BEFORE it's taken to the dumpster. In addition, quick racks which hold food shouldn't be used to take food to the dumpster, as it presents a significant risk of contamination if food is put on the cart again later.

While I can't say for certain that the food wasn't bagged and thrown away later, the manner in which the food is being stored before being thrown away is highly suspect.


Unless the person making this video had set this up specifically for the purpose of selling the video and / or getting himself and his boss fired, there is no possible reason why those racks would have been taken to the dumpster area in that state. No properly-run restaurant anywhere will ever throw raw hamburger patties directly into a dumpster without bagging them.

I've seen kitchen managers and bar staff do some pretty creative things around inspectors but that absolutely takes the cake.

Even if it was just this one location, Golden Corral is going to have a hard time with this.
 
2013-07-08 11:45:54 AM
This should be on the main page...who ever checks the Video section...
 
2013-07-08 11:46:02 AM
2 of the Chinese buffet places in town are owned by the same family.  My brother was in one of them doing some work on the plumbing.  While he was there working he overheard one of the owners tell an employee to drive a couple containers of meat that weren't up to par to the other location across town because the inspectors were there.

What won't pass inspection in one place was served in the other.

Gross.  Just gross.

It's stuff like this that makes me never want to eat in restaurants.
 
2013-07-08 11:48:07 AM

WhiskeySticks: 2 of the Chinese buffet places in town are owned by the same family.  My brother was in one of them doing some work on the plumbing.  While he was there working he overheard one of the owners tell an employee to drive a couple containers of meat that weren't up to par to the other location across town because the inspectors were there.

What won't pass inspection in one place was served in the other.

Gross.  Just gross.

It's stuff like this that makes me never want to eat in restaurants.


Even with all that being true, they are still likely more sanitary than your home kitchen
 
2013-07-08 11:51:24 AM
Jesus Christ, you internet food snobs, it's not  that bad.
 
2013-07-08 11:54:10 AM

KellyX: So far I don't know what the truth is, for all we know that employee might of wheeled the shiat out to try to set things up.


Did you watch the video?  Did you see how much damn food that was?  You think that scrawny kid hauled all that shiat out there? ... covertly?

You've never wheeled a fully-loaded speed rack across a kitchen - let alone out the door & down the ramp, then.  I saw a packed speed rack, an entire prep table, a stack of sheet pans full of burger patties, and I lost count of hotel pans loaded down with product.

If anyone is even entertaining the idea that this kid did all this as a "set up," you are a damned fool and please don't have children.
 
2013-07-08 11:55:58 AM

dragon927: Disgusting.  Inexcusable.  I mean, hold your phone sideways, people!


I know.

This video didn't have to look this way.
 
2013-07-08 11:57:27 AM

Dokushin: Jesus Christ, you internet food snobs, it's not  that bad.


Actually I will agree with you. It's typical cafeteria food. Tiny fried shrimp with thick breading. Meats simmered and smothered in gravy so you can't tell the quality. Lots of cheap starch, little more expensive protein. What you get just about anywhere.

I avoid the place because the one time I went, the dining area was disgusting and the clientele were just scummy.
 
2013-07-08 11:58:25 AM
CoonAce:
If anyone is even entertaining the idea that this kid did all this as a "set up," you are a damned fool and please don't have children.

THIS
 
2013-07-08 12:05:43 PM

CoonAce: KellyX: So far I don't know what the truth is, for all we know that employee might of wheeled the shiat out to try to set things up.

Did you watch the video?  Did you see how much damn food that was?  You think that scrawny kid hauled all that shiat out there? ... covertly?

You've never wheeled a fully-loaded speed rack across a kitchen - let alone out the door & down the ramp, then.  I saw a packed speed rack, an entire prep table, a stack of sheet pans full of burger patties, and I lost count of hotel pans loaded down with product.

If anyone is even entertaining the idea that this kid did all this as a "set up," you are a damned fool and please don't have children.


Really? Because I saw one rack and plenty of empty slots where those burger trays could have been, and one other table which probably had wheels as well. Hell, two trips at most, probably have a door right near there anyway. Maybe 10 minutes tops to do all of that. I'm not saying it was a set up but that really isn't much work for one person to do. Hell include a buddy and that is quite easy. If he was trying to shop the video around that wouldn't surprise me. It might not be a set up but it would be quite easy to do.
 
2013-07-08 12:06:38 PM
And people eat there? I don't have these things in my area and they look absolutely abysmal. I'm not a food snob but jees, there's a line and that place seems to have thought it was the starting gate.
 
2013-07-08 12:06:59 PM

CoonAce: KellyX: So far I don't know what the truth is, for all we know that employee might of wheeled the shiat out to try to set things up.

Did you watch the video?  Did you see how much damn food that was?  You think that scrawny kid hauled all that shiat out there? ... covertly?

You've never wheeled a fully-loaded speed rack across a kitchen - let alone out the door & down the ramp, then.  I saw a packed speed rack, an entire prep table, a stack of sheet pans full of burger patties, and I lost count of hotel pans loaded down with product.

If anyone is even entertaining the idea that this kid did all this as a "set up," you are a damned fool and please don't have children.


You're right, never have, I'll totally stop being objective and not rush to judgement without all the information, that's the more intelligent thing to do... farktard
 
2013-07-08 12:11:29 PM

Dokushin: Jesus Christ, you internet food snobs, it's not  that bad.


I can agree without regret I am a big fan of the buffet. As long as you stay away from the chocolate fountain (The botulism fountain) or the cotton candy you should be fine. This place does not advertise further than the trough it really is.
 
2013-07-08 12:27:45 PM

Tellingthem: CoonAce: KellyX: So far I don't know what the truth is, for all we know that employee might of wheeled the shiat out to try to set things up.

Did you watch the video?  Did you see how much damn food that was?  You think that scrawny kid hauled all that shiat out there? ... covertly?

You've never wheeled a fully-loaded speed rack across a kitchen - let alone out the door & down the ramp, then.  I saw a packed speed rack, an entire prep table, a stack of sheet pans full of burger patties, and I lost count of hotel pans loaded down with product.

If anyone is even entertaining the idea that this kid did all this as a "set up," you are a damned fool and please don't have children.

Really? Because I saw one rack and plenty of empty slots where those burger trays could have been, and one other table which probably had wheels as well. Hell, two trips at most, probably have a door right near there anyway. Maybe 10 minutes tops to do all of that. I'm not saying it was a set up but that really isn't much work for one person to do. Hell include a buddy and that is quite easy. If he was trying to shop the video around that wouldn't surprise me. It might not be a set up but it would be quite easy to do.


Watch it again.  There are ~10 sheet pans & 4 empty slots on the rack.  He couldn't carry 6 *empty* sheet pans out there in one trip, let alone loaded down with meat.  There is also an entire prep table in addition to the speed rack.  Each piece of loaded-down equipment is so heavy, even with "a buddy" there is no way they could breeze all that shiat out there & make a 2-minute video in "maybe 10 minutes tops."

Each loaded hotel pan alone weighs ~40 lbs at least, and there is not enough room on the prep table to carry all that without a whole lot of it falling right off just trying to get it over the door sill & down the ramp.
 
2013-07-08 12:36:59 PM
no actual food was harmed in the making of this video
 
2013-07-08 01:02:35 PM
I actually tried that place once when I moved to Orlando. I miss Vegas buffets before they got expensive :/ I'm sure nothing shady has ever happened in Vegas before.
 
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